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This may be an unpopular opinion, but it is a violation of paypal policy both to use F&F to pay for goods/services and to ask for a markup if you pay via paypal/F&F. Paypal does crack down on that as well if they notice an unusual number of F&F transactions going on, so I never pay F&F even if I trust the seller. It also tells me, any seller who requests it, is relatively inexperienced as they must not have had enough transactions for Paypal to flag their account. I realize it is a forum culture thing, but in general I'm just not super thrilled when I see a listing asking for F&F and/or asking for a premium (typically more than the actual fees) for paypal. 

On the flip side of the coin, I think it says something good about this forum's culture that this appears to happen regularly and we're not bombarded with stories of scams going on. So that is very pleasing. 

Just my 2c, for what little they're worth.